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Blood for Blood

Ziba Mackenzie, Book 1
Narrated by: Karen Cass
Series: Ziba Mackenzie, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ziba Mackenzie profiles killers. Now one is profiling her.

Rush hour, London. A packed commuter train is torn apart in a collision. Picking through the carnage, ex-special forces profiler Ziba MacKenzie helps a dying woman who passes on a cryptic message: He did it. You have to tell someone.

When a corpse is found bearing the gruesome signature of a serial killer dormant for twenty-five years, Ziba is pulled into the hunt for the perpetrator. As the body count rises it becomes clear he’s on a new spree. But what’s brought the London Lacerator back after such a long hiatus? And does his sudden return have anything to do with the woman on the train?

Ziba scrambles to profile the killer in the hope of predicting his next move. But time is running out. And the closer she gets to uncovering his identity, the closer he gets to destroying hers.

Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award

©2019 Victoria Selman (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Linda
  • Bowie, MD, United States
  • 04-16-19

Great New Series—Ziba Is Good Female Lead

This was a good book. I selected it for my Free Book but waited for the audible version to be released before starting to read/listen. Ziba is a force to be reckoned with. Her husband, Duncan, was killed in the line of duty 2 years ago and she is still grieving. His best friend, Jack, is a good friend to her and tries to get her out of her grief but it takes a serial killer case to do it. The book starts out a bit disjointed with a train wreck and people killed and Ziba helping the survivors. One of the dying is a woman with a cross around her neck. The woman grabs Ziba and mumbles words to her then begs her to promise to find him. Is this just a dying woman’s vision before dying or is there something to what she says. Ziba is obsessed to find out. Later that same day there is a brutal murder of a man in the same area where similar murders had taken place 25 years ago. Ziba is contacted to profile the killer and to join the team at New Scotland Yard as they pursue the killer. There are many flash backs to the killer as he devolves and there are signs that Ziba is suspicious of everyone and prefers to work ‘alone’ but she is part of the team now but still....she likes doing her own thing. If the reader is squeamish about lots of blood and gross details about the stabbing and cutting of body parts, and the use of language typically used in a police shop, and hints about child abuse with no details, then another book may be more appropriate. If you are like me and like real life storylines, then you’ll love this book. It has similar themes as the Kay Scarpetta and Temperance Brennan series. I predict Ziba MacKenzie will become the strong female protagonist we are all looking to see. I listened to Karen Cass as the narrator and found the book even better. It is always a pleasure to read a book by a British author and to have it narrated in the same language. Ms. Cass was an excellent choice for Ziba. Now I’m off to Book 2.

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Fantastic!

This was such a wonderful book!
I can not wait to read the next one!
Great for any time of day or night.
Let the countdown begin.

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Fair to average story

The actual story is average. The performer has a great voice but interestingly enough every time she says a curse word you can tell it’s very unnatural for her. Interesting.
Still all in all it was a good story.

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  • 04-28-19

Brilliantly narration

Amazing narration with this book, thank you Karen Cass you brought this book to life an amazing story 10/10 for your narration and 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  • Mark
  • 04-21-19

Not for me

Sorry but subject matter of family rape oversteps the boundaries of entertainment. The start was captivating and had the making of a good suspense thriller but I will be sticking to Agatha or P.D James..